Preparing for Examinations

Preparing for Examinations

The IFE does not provide training courses for candidates preparing for the examinations.  Candidates are required to manage their own learning in preparation for the examinations.  Some IFE branches provide events and training days that may be relevant to the examinations.  Candidates are advised to contact their local branch to find out about possible learning opportunities.

Candidates should use the published syllabus as the starting point for their learning and reading. 

A brief guide for candidates on answering examination questions is available.  The guide includes information on level of difficulty, instructions and command words, common errors and tips for approaching examination questions -  Candidate Guide

Recommended Reading List

The Recommended Reading List  is advisory.  All candidates are advised to use the published syllabus as their starting point in determining the study that they need to undertake.  The recommended reading list is not intended to be comprehensive but provides a starting point for candidates. 

Other Resources

The following support materials are also available to candidates:

Fire Engineering Science Formula Booklet

Leadership and Management  (2016 update)

Management and Administration (2016 update)

Past Papers and Sample Questions

Candidates are also advised to review the past papers and sample questions provided on the website as this will illustrate the type and range of questions that may be asked in examinations.